Matthew Gonzales

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Education Policy Researcher, Columbia University

New York City, New York

Matthew Gonzales is an education policy researcher with a deep interest in racial and socioeconomic school integration and educational equity. He was formerly a special education middle-school teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). He is currently a graduate student of education policy at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Posted Oct. 21, 2015

Will Obama Finally Do Something About Integration?

In the last year of his second term, President Obama must commit to the fight against racial and economic segregation…

By Matthew Gonzales

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Posted July 29, 2021

You Can and Must Foster Belonging, Acceptance, and Support for Your LGBTQIA+ Students. It’s a Matter of Life and Death.

Many young people see belonging as a quest to fit in, but it’s so much deeper than that. Belonging means accepting, celebrating, and including our…

By Casey Pettit

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 27, 2021

15 Questions That Predominantly White Schools Should Ask When Engaging in Non-Performative Anti-Racist Work

Last week, I had a consulting call with a potential client (a white teacher), who teaches in a predominantly white school/neighborhood and wants to engage…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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